Day: August 31, 2018 Archives

FridayAugust 31, 2018

Bridgeport passes tough test from Liberty, 28-14

Jake Bowen scored four touchdowns as Bridgeport held off a challenge from Liberty, 28-14.

No. 8 Williamstown finishes strong for 20-8 win over No. 2 Magnolia

Class A No. 8 Williamstown used a strong second half to upend No. 2 Magnolia.

Week 1 college picks: Consensus on the showdown in Charlotte

  CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The WVMetroNews staff submits its Week 1 college football picks: West Virginia (-9.5) vs. Tennessee Washington vs. Auburn (-2.5) Virginia Tech at Florida State (-7) Michigan at Notre Dame (-1) Miami (-3) vs. LSU Louisville vs. Alabama (-24) FAU at Oklahoma (-21) Marshall at Miami, Ohio (-1.5)   Hoppy Kercheval West

Offensive firepower reminds Spavital of Texas A&M circa 2013

PREVIEW: No. 17 West Virginia has coaching continuity and quarterback certainty, two things Tennessee lacks.

Pocahontas Coal Company, MSHA reach agreement on Affinity Mine

According to the company, an agreement was reached Aug. 28

State rejects bids for I-70 work

The project includes repairing or replacing 25 bridges as well as paving on the Interstate 70 corridor.

Coronation of the 40th Queen Regina Maria, Miranda Lang, kicks off Italian Heritage Festival weekend

Bridgeport's Miranda Lang was officially crowned the 40th Queen Regina Maria on the steps of the Harrison County Courthouse Friday as the coronation kicked off a weekend full of Italian traditions and celebrations.

Doty, former Logan County school superintendent, convicted on all counts

Doty purchased equipment with school money and sold it.

David Long hungry for first start in season opener

— By Sean Manning, The Dominion Post CHARLOTTE, N.C. — David Long was close to the hip of West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson on the FedExField sideline last season when the Mountaineers opened their season against Virginia Tech. Unfortunately for Long, it wasn’t in full uniform: No pads or cleats, just a towel wrapped

Suspect of car theft on Fairmont State campus apprehended

Jeremy Allen White was arrested on a warrant for two stolen vehicles on the campus of Fairmont State University.

Manchin leads Morrisey by 8 points: MetroNews West Virginia Poll

46 percent favor Manchin in U.S. Senate race, while 38 percent prefer Morrisey and 16 percent aren't sure.

WV teachers unions all endorse Manchin

The leaders of the three educators' teachers unions issued a joint statement in support of Manchin.

Carmichael says Senate will make the right decision concerning Davis

Senate president says he won't predict what may happen with retired justice.

Marshall’s opener at Miami, Ohio: 3 things to watch

Marshall makes the short trip to Miami (Ohio) for their season opener Saturday afternoon.

Charges filed against four people in Morgantown accused of using drugs in front of child

Police found cocaine, heroin, drug paraphernalia that would enable use and packaging for those drugs in a parked vehicle

Arrest made in Logan shooting

A Logan County man was killed on Thursday night.

Will Grier’s remember-when moment swamped Vols’ 2015 title hopes

That fourth-and-14 play will live in Tennessee infamy, but even three years later, playing at another school, Will Grier can’t help but glow at the fourth quarter’s retelling.

Wheeling Central cruises again, 55-0 over Madonna

The Maroon Knights of Wheeling Central Catholic have posted back-to-back shutouts to open the season.

Sore loser law keeps Blankenship off the ballot

Don Blankenship is persistent. The former Massey Energy CEO ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate. However, even being in the race and finishing third was remarkable considering he was fresh off a one-year prison term after a conviction for conspiracy to commit mine safety violations as a result of the investigation

West Virginia-Tennessee: Matchups and storylines to savor

Will Grier tries to back up the hype, Dylan Tonkery tries to man the Mike and WVU running backs try to sort things out.